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RE-Memphis

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Day 2 of the adventure!
« on: February 25, 2013, 01:12:35 AM »
I picked up my 2012 Military from Mike's Cycle (Ural & Enfield dealer) in Waynesboro, TN with 700 on the clock.

My first ride in 2 years was a 150+ plus mile ride to Memphis with my better half following me in the Jeep.

I was cold, but grinning ear to ear.

I've been reading the pages for a bit and made the following adjustments today:

Removed the kick stand kill switch. (It tripped twice on the way home while riding)

Re-engaged the headlight switch. I like that. My old Triumph had that and it came in handy when working on the stand.

New NGK spark plug. (Notable improvement over the stock)

Checked the usual (oil, tires, etc.) after yesterdays long ride. No issues

Now what next?

I'm looking at the EFI pea shooter to get rid of the telephone pole currently strapped to the side.

I saw posts about and Ace Air can to get my tool box back.

There are some shiny bits I want to black out.

Power commander?

Suggestions, advice, snark, and sass welcome.

Pitfalls to watch out for appreciated.

Overall I'm delighted. I have a 25 (50 round trip) daily commute to the base. This bike will stand out from all the HD's and I love the history behind the company. Spouse is happy 'cus I have the old looking scoot and non of the imminent breakdown fears.

cheers and excited to be a Enfield rider!

Ijpe
Memphis, TN
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2008 HD Nightster (Traded with regrets)
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Re: Day 2 of the adventure!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 01:28:38 AM »
welcome to the forum. great choice on the bike and i'm sure other members will follow and chip in with good advice.
for starters - keep an eye out on the negative side of battery cable.mine chucked it in last week
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Re: Day 2 of the adventure!
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 02:54:20 AM »
The chain will go away fairly fast. Keep an eye on it.
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Re: Day 2 of the adventure!
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 03:33:25 AM »
Your plan sounds right.  I'd skip the power-commander, the stock ECM will handle your proposed changes without trouble.
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Re: Day 2 of the adventure!
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 04:11:52 AM »
Re the chain. Did you replace early or realize fter the wear out?

Is it just a chain issue or sprocket as well?
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Re: Day 2 of the adventure!
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 03:25:43 PM »
Great choice, I have a 2012 Desert Storm and love it. Prepare yourself for questioning...you will be asked all the time how old the bike is or how it was restored. Also you will get the thumbs up from bypassers, and the "What a cool looking bike" comment all the time.
I installed a short EFI exhaust and like it, great sounding thump!

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Re: Day 2 of the adventure!
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 09:46:31 PM »
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Re the chain. Did you replace early or realize after the wear out?
Is it just a chain issue or sprocket as well?

My chain was thoroughly shot, but I was keeping an eye on the sprockets and they were still OK when I changed the chain.
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Re: Day 2 of the adventure!
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 10:43:25 PM »
on my first c5 i only did about 700 km and it was totally shot. frozen links were the main problem.
this was my fault and bought about by over tightening the chain 
my second c5 chain was was much better and i got 4,700km out of it.
i then bought a good quality "O" ring chain and the bike is quieter to ride and runs smoother.
2011 C5 black/chrome
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2014 Continental gt
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